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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Nov 1 1875 I went this Morning to the Russian German at Dillers to help pull turnip then I & boys finished drawing in Corn 3 loads. W. pretty mild

2 Joe & German Pulled turnips I brought home Chop Am Pulled with hoe Pm W pretty Cold

3 drew in 9 loads turnips German sawed wood for my mother. Finlaws were here M N Called few minutes Pm. W. Cold froze hard

4 I borrowed Hoover's waggon drew 16 loads with 2 teams. W milder

5 drew 5 loads Am Pulled a few Pm W. mild

6 I & little boys drew 5 loads & helped Joe finish Pulling W. fine. Indian Summer weather

Sunday 7 I & Nancy & little boys went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on {blank space} by R'd S Hoover JB's were here. W. fine Cler

8 I & boys finished drawing turnip 7 loads AB & his Mother calld awhile Pm Joe began plowing east of orchard. W. Cler

9 I took sow to Trans Am Took 21 bus Potatoes to Whitevale @ 40 ct per bus W. pretty Cold

10 Joe threshed Peas Am I & boys husked Corn. I & boys makde 40 gals Cider Pm. W. rain Am. Cloudy Pm

11 I brought home sow & plowed W. Cler. this morning cloudy through the day milder

12 I & Joe finished plowing below Orchard he took his plow to shope this evening. W beautiful like Indian Summer

13 Cleaned Peas this morning then began plowing in pasture field I & boys took in Potatoes out of pit. W rain this morning Cler Pm

Sunday 14 at home all day Br C was here Am W. snow Am Cloudy Pm about 3 in snow fell mild

15 Joe was away Am I went shooting little while shot five black squirrel Joe threshed Peas & I & Nancy went to Whitevale Pm. W mild Am soft snow & rain Pm

16 Put winter apples into Cellar & JOe threshed Pm I fixed stops under Kitchen doors & talked with Br S's they came home from Pennsylvania this Morning and Came here Pm. W. mild. some soft snow

17 Joe threshed Peas I & boys took 6 ewes to Br N's then went to JD Cleaned Peas Pm. I took 10 bus to Cedar Grove Mills & Joe drew sawed wood into Shed Pm W cold cloudy

18 Joe drew wood into shed I drew home 3 cord for my Mother W. mild, squauls of snow Pm

77 .2.5 {in blue ink}

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